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2009-04-07 14:18:00

QUEBEC, April 7 /PRNewswire/ - Several long-range surveillance ARGC-2400 cameras from Obzerv Technologies have been installed in Malaysia to improve the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency's (MMEA) capacity for the maritime security in the straits and Malaysian territorial waters. From economic and strategic perspectives, the Strait of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. The Strait carries 70,000 vessels per year, that is close to one quarter of the world's sea...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

By Hafidah Samat; Shuhada Elis KUALA LUMPUR: The voices of protest against the conferment of a datukship on Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan are growing louder. Yesterday, the Artistes Association of Malaysia (Seniman) said it would hand a letter to the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage stating that the award by Malacca was "irrelevant". Seniman president Datuk Mustapha Maarof said the letter would be handed to the ministry's secretary-general, Datuk Dr Muzahet Masruri, at a...

2008-10-13 12:00:31

Globalstar, a US-based provider of mobile voice and data communications services via satellite, has announced that its newly completed gateway or ground station located in Singapore is now operational. According to the company, the new gateway provides the company's satellite coverage throughout Singapore, Malaysia, and significant portions of Indonesia, and much of the surrounding maritime region including the Strait of Malacca. Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has commenced...

2008-09-02 00:00:10

MALACCA: It's time to shop - not till you drop but until you grab one of the 18 prizes worth a total of RM13,000 at Mahkota Parade. Among the prizes are petrol vouchers - very handy in these times of fuel price hikes and shopping vouchers - so you can shop some more! All you have to do is spend RM88 in a single or combined receipts in one day (excluding purchases from Parkson Grand, Giant Supermarket and temporary booths) to be eligible. That done, head for the ground floor to count...

2008-08-13 15:00:39

KLUANG: A Singaporean pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at an oil palm estate after the aircraft he was in flew into bad weather. The 36-year-old pilot was flying a Malaysian-registered micro- light aircraft towards Senai International Airport when a thunderstorm hit, forcing the pilot to land at a plantation near the North-South Expressway at 4pm. Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abd Rahman said the light aircraft took off from Batu Berendam,...

2006-07-05 06:26:18

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Pirates have attacked three ships, including two U.N.-chartered vessels and a Japanese bulk carrier, in Indonesian waters around the Malacca Strait in recent days, maritime and police officials said on Wednesday. Two attacks occurred on ships carrying relief material to tsunami-stricken Aceh province at the weekend, while a Japanese bulk carrier was targeted on Monday, Noel Choong, head of the piracy reporting center of the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala...

2006-05-19 08:11:08

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Pacific fleet of the U.S. Navy aims to step up the number of submarines and aircraft carriers in Asian waters to patrol the region and ensure security, its commander said on Friday. "It is clear to us the prosperity of (the) economy in the region depends on security," official news agency Bernama quoted Admiral Gary Roughead, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, as telling local reporters during a visit to Malaysia. He gave no further details of the...

2006-05-03 02:47:23

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Piracy attacks worldwide rose slightly in the first three months of 2006, with the waters around Somalia, Nigeria and Indonesia especially vulnerable, an ocean crime watchdog said on Wednesday. But there were no cases of piracy reported from the Malacca Strait, a known hotspot, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said. It said acts of piracy had risen to 61 between January and March this year, compared with 56 during the same period last year. Pirates...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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